House Bill 2387, of Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia, requires additional requirements for male citizens or subjects of a foreign country such as a certificate of good moral character to be issued by his diplomatic or consular official, before a marriage license can be obtained. “We are all aware of incidents that some foreigners who come to the Philippines to marry Filipino women are vagabonds or social and moral derelicts in their own country, whose real motive is only to take advantage and exploit our women,”
WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will visit the Philippines in October as part of a Four-Nation Tour that will include his participation in the APEC summit, the White House said Friday. Besides the Philippines, Obama will visit Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia from October 6 - 12, White House Spokesman Jay Carney said in a Statement.
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines and Germany on Thursday signed a tax agreement to prevent double taxation and promote trade and investments between the two countries. The Department of Finance said in a statement that the tax deal was concluded last Sept. 9 in Berlin. The Philippines was represented by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima while Germany was represented by Martin Ney, legal adviser of the German Foreign Ministry.